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Action by Congress, PSC Could Aid Struggling Utility Customers

Legislation approved Monday by Congress will provide help to utility customers behind on their bills and low-income customers of water and wastewater utilities. In addition, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved an arrearage forgiveness program for low-income customers of Alliant Energy Corp. who are behind on their utility bills. “Taken together, these are …

Mid-Year Update on Coal and Nuclear Costs, and Rate Cases

 We’re almost halfway through a strange and tumultuous year, and that makes now a good time to update you on a number of our cases at the Public Service Commission.  Here’s a look at some of the cases we’re tracking:  Coal plant retirement costs: CUB will be filing comments this summer on the Strategic Energy Assessment, …

March 1, 2019: Consumers Asked to Weigh in to Keep Natural Gas Meters Safe

A pair of Wisconsin utilities are proposing changes that would permit fewer inspections of natural gas meters to ensure they are working properly and safely.  The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin is encouraging customers to submit public comments by noon Monday, March 4 about the proposals, filed by Xcel Energy Corp.’s Northern States Power Co. and Alliant Energy …

May 25, 2018: Alliant Customers to Benefit from Settlement

For Immediate Release:   May 25, 2018 More Information:             Tom Content, 608-251-3322 x. 12, 414-550-4712 (cell) CUB: Alliant Customers Can Expect Savings from Settlement with Customer Groups, Tax Reform MADISON, Wis. — The Citizens Utility Board is pleased to have reached a settlement with Alliant Energy Corp. that would bring base rates back to 2017 …

December 15, 2011: CUB Helped Save Alliant Energy Customers Millions

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2011 CUB Helped Save Alliant Energy Customers More Than $22 Million MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved new electric rates for Alliant  Energy, which will take effect on January 1, 2012.  The Citizens Utility Board participated in the case, and made suggestions that reduced the rate increase by …

May 8, 2009: Alliant Energy Hits Customers with Large Rate Hike Request

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2009alliant Alliant Energy Hits Customers with Large Rate Hike Request MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board has grave concerns for the ratepayers of Alliant Energy, which today applied with the Public Service Commission to raise electricity rates for 2010 by 9.2 percent, or $85.5 million, and natural gas rates by …

November 11, 2008: Coal Plant Proposal Rejected for First Time in Wisconsin

For Immediate Release: November 11, 2008 Coal Plant Proposal Rejected for First Time in Wisconsin History Historic Decision will Save Ratepayers Money and Reduce Pollution Madison, Wis – Wisconsin regulators rejected a proposal to build a conventional coal plant for the first time in state history today when the Public Service Commission voted to reject …

August 12, 2008: PSC Staff Slam Alliant Energy’s Proposed Coal Plant

For Immediate Release: August 12, 2008 PSC Staff Slam Alliant Energy’s Proposed Cassville Coal Plant Proposed Plant too Expensive, Use of Renewable Fuels Uncertain Madison, Wis – Alliant Energy’s proposed Cassville coal plant would increase electricity bills and might never burn 20 percent biomass according to Public Service Commission (PSC) staff testimony released on Friday. …

August 31, 2005: Alliant Energy Ratepayers Slammed by Another Rate Hike

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2005 Alliant Energy Ratepayers Slammed by Another Rate Hike MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board is deeply concerned about the welfare of residents and businesses that buy electricity from Alliant Energy, which today asked the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to raise electricity rates by $41 million (about 5 …